Corona de Tucson
August 8, 2021
...makes you feel optimistic and refreshed and symbolizes new beginnings. The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of the color green is nature. Our neighborhood has made a dramatic change from brown to green in the past few weeks. Of course along with all the green comes the aggravation of mosquitoes...a small price to pay for rain.
|There were four coyotes in this pack. We only got a glimpse of their back and head as they strolled past our yard.|
Last week was one of those crazy weeks. Sunday and Monday were gorgeous with early morning walks. Monday we checked annual wellness exams and bloodwork off the list, ran errands and prepared for the rest of the week. We were up bright and early Tuesday as we both had appointments for MOHs surgery. We spent nearly the whole day at the dermatologist. My surgery went well as I only had to have two cuts done before I was stitched. Joe on the other hand had two basal cell carcinomas on his nose (one on the bridge and one on the base). After three cuts on each place, he was bandaged and we went home. (There is a limit to how much medicine can be injected to numb the area being worked on.) We returned on Thursday...he had two more cuts on the base of his nose and one more cut on the bridge and then another cut in front of his ear for skin to graft on his nose was done. Needless to say, Tylenol and antibiotics have been indispensable the past few days. He feels much better today.
I couldn't help myself yesterday. I made a pecan pie. A hard week deserves a nice treat !
This past April, Joe and I chose to work on some storage projects. The house door in the garage enters the laundry room...its not really like a room as it's just big enough for the washer and dryer.
Joe added a second shelf...
and I organized stuff !
|Photo from Google|
And this distinguished bird continues to stay close by...
|Sharp-shinned Hawk...we have seen him several times !|
Arizona poppies, as well as several other wildflowers, are in full bloom these days.
It doesn't take much to put a smile on my face and these beauties do it every time !
That about sums up life here in Vail this week. Until next time,
|A Cactus Wren nest...|
HAPPY TRAILS !